Cumbria Crack

Man told to expect jail sentence for Kendal axe attack

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has been told he should expect a prison term for an axe attack which occurred at an address in Kendal.

Tom Andrew Campbell, 41, pleaded guilty to three offences when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (FRI).

Campbell admitted unlawfully and maliciously wounding Samuel Brocklebank; assaulting David Raven by beating; and the illegal possession an offensive weapon – a hand-held axe – in a public place, Kendal’s Glebe Road.

Mr Brocklebank is said to have been attacked with the blade of the implement, and suffered a head wound, during an incident which occurred on the morning of June 17.

“It is a single blow with the axe,” prosecutor Gerard Rogerson told the court hearing of the violence against Mr Brocklebank. “There is no medical evidence to suggest any lasting injury.”

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case at the request of the defence barrister. Campbell, of Highgate, Kendal, is due to be sentenced by a judge on August 2 at the crown court.

“You should expect a custodial sentence,” Judge Adkin told him. “You will be remanded in custody in the meantime.”

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